As a child, Liz Langley was brought kicking and screaming from Brooklyn to Florida by her parents, and she has been trying to escape ever since. But because Florida is warm and cheap (and so is she), it's not that easy.
In over 26 years as a freelance writer, her work has appeared in over 20 publications including Salon, Glamour, The Washington Post, Details, Huffington Post and the Toronto Sun. She currently writes a leading column for National Geographic, exploring the weird and wonderful world of animals.
She has received awards for her writing from the Independent Book Publishers Association, Florida Press Association, Association of Alternative Newsweeklies and the Society for Professional Journalists.